Are you like me finding a trip to the grocery store hard to do with our busy daily schedule? Great, I am about to introduce you to a new way to shop in the comfort of your home:
This is how it all started: Amazon Fresh Food Delivery
Amazon is spreading its wings! Last August 2017 they acquired Whole Foods Market, often referred to as Whole Paycheck Store, for $13.7 Billion! Now you can say Good Bye “Whole Paycheck,” Hello “Amazon.”
Why is that? It is a known fact that Whole Foods Market prices were WAY too EXPENSIVE! As soon as Amazon closed on the deal last August, they slashed their prices up to 43% on some of your popular products! To find out more watch that video below.
My daughter-in-law asked me this interesting question the other day, and I am sure that she is not the only one with that question: “Will I be able to buy Whole Foods grocery item on Amazon”?
Here is the answer: Whole Foods now sells Amazon Echos in grocery stores and, Amazon is currently selling online whole foods market groceries.
Introducing Amazon Fresh Food Delivery!
What is that? Amazon created a new subsidiary call AmazonFresh. They offer grocery delivery and pick up service exclusive for their Prime Members in select cities. As of August 2017, AmazonFresh is available in Seattle, New York, Philadelphia, Stamford, Trenton, Boston, Baltimore, Washington, DC, Northern Virginia, Dallas, Chicago, Miami, Denver, Los Angeles, Riverside, San Diego, San Francisco, Sacramento, San Jose, and Stockton. AmazonFresh is also available outside the U.S., in Berlin, Tokyo, and London.
You can sign up for a Prime Member 30 days Free trial offer by also clicking on the below image.
To find out if it is available in your area yet, click on the picture below, look at the top right corner under the green line where it says “browsing” then click on the dropbox and enter your zip code.
Prime Members can add this service for an additional $14.99 a month on top of their $99.00 yearly membership.
How Does Amazon Fresh Work?
After you sign up and you are ready to order, first, you will need to pick up a delivery day, time, and method (Attended Delivery, Doorstep Delivery, Pick Up). If you order before noon, you can get the same-day delivery between 4:00-6:00 PM
Three Delivery Options Available to you:
Attended delivery is when you will be home to accept the delivery. This option is available only in the cities where AmazonFresh is available. You pick up a time that you will be home to receive your order, and they will deliver to you in paper bags instead of temperature-controlled totes.
Doorstep delivery is when you are not home to accept the delivery. This option is available only in the cities where AmazonFresh is available. You pick up a 2-3 hours time slot that works best for your schedule. They will leave your items on your doorstep in temperature-controlled totes.
The packaging is designed to maintain the correct temperature of your products, but they encourage you to retrieve your order as soon as possible.
The Pickup Option is available to Prime Members only in the cities where AmazonFresh is available at no extra charge, and there is no minimum order requirement. You will have to choose a pickup location near you then reserve a time slot. You will pick up your order as soon as 15 minutes after you placed the order! How cool is that?
OK, What is next? You will start shopping by clicking on each category to add food to your cart. You will see your total on the right, then you pay, and your order is on its way depending on the date, time, and delivery method you chose.
If you chose the pickup method, they would deliver your online order to your trunk. There is no minimum order, and it will be ready 15 minutes after you[laced your order. This service is Free exclusively for Prime Members.
That’s very cool, right? Ok, You don’t want to pick it up? No problem, Amazon Fresh have you covered! They will deliver to your door (Attended Delivery, Doorstep Delivery)
My Recommendation To You:
Before getting started with Amazon Fresh, I highly recommend that you try it first to find out if it works for you. You have nothing to lose with their 30 days trial! 🙂 Remember all orders over $40.00 are free delivery otherwise, you will be charged $9.99, so it is worth ordering at least for $40.00.
Look Out Canadian! Guess who’s coming to town?
With stores in Ottawa and Victoria and previously planned sites in Calgary and Edmonton, the potential exists for a coast-to-coast service. – Canadian Grocer (1)
Wait, There Is More
Introducing The Amazon Meal Kit
You can order a meal kit delivered to your doorsteps! All you have to do is to follow the instruction to cook your fresh meal. How cool is that? On top of this, what differentiates them from other companies is that AmazonFresh does not require a subscription! Amazon lets you buy as you go, but you need to be a member of Amazon Prime and AmazonFresh. With the two big rivals, Blue Apron and Hello Fresh, you must commit to ordering 2 to 4 meals every week. You also have a preset delivery day in your area which does not apply with Amazon.
Watch the below video to see the comparison between Amazon Meal Kit, Blue Apron, and Hello Fresh.
Amazon Meal Kit, Who Is That For?
Amazon Meal Kit is for people who have a busy daily schedule and does not have enough time to shop for food and cook. The meal kit is for a healthy appetite with the need for well-balanced meals.
Amazon Bounties Program
Earn $5 bounty for every free trial you drive to Amazon Fresh as an Amazon Associate and this from October 3, 2017 – December 31, 2017.
I would love to hear about your experience with Amazon Fresh or any question you might have! Use the comment box below!